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Pokimane suspicious about Amouranth’s influx of Twitch followers

Published: 31/Oct/2019 12:54 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 10:03

by Calum Patterson

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Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys is the most followed female streamer on Twitch, with over three million loyal fans, but second-placed Amouranth has been gaining on her fast following a controversial ban, leaving Anys somewhat puzzled.

In September, Amouranth was handed a three-day suspension from the platform after an accidental wardrobe malfunction left her momentarily exposed.

However, the ban was far from a low point in her streaming career, as the incident and the ensuing drama surrounding it helped boost her follower count by almost 50%, in the week after her return.

Since then, Amouranth’s channel has been knocked down by almost 300,000 followers, perhaps due to some of the follows not being legitimate accounts.

SocialBladeOver 290,000 followers were lost on Amouranth’s channel on October 29.

The inflated follower count took her channel from the third most-followed female streamer to the second, overtaking KittyPlays and moving just behind Pokimane, with over 400,000 new followers.

Discussing on stream on October 30, Pokimane explained her opinion on the controversy. “When I heard that Amouranth got like hundreds of thousands of followers after she had an oopsie on stream, I was so confused.

“The ruthless businesswoman within me, very conflicted,” she said, before laughing and saying she was “memeing, but I actually didn’t understand, like where? Where do these people come from? It was like 400,000!”

Her confusion stemmed from the fact that most regular Twitch viewers will “know” Amouranth’s stream content already, and so these new followers must have been new users to Twitch, who discovered her through the controversy.

The second point of confusion was that Amouranth’s viewership didn’t see massive increase either: “It’s not like she quadrupled her viewership either, so?”

Concluding, Anys explained that she’s “not even mad” because the influx of new users on Twitch could just as easily benefit her own channel too.

Unfortunately, it appears that many of these new followers were not actually new users at all, with over 290,000 follows removed from Amouranth on October 29.

Overall though, it was still a net gain for her channel, which has increased by about 40,000 followers compared to before her ban.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.